Art & Sponsorship...
The ‘Maison Autrique’ is a major work in the history of architecture. It is in fact the first major building by Victor Horta, the Belgian architect who radically changed the traditional rules of construction at the end of the 19th century with the advent of Art Nouveau.
Neglected for many years, the house was renovated by the commune of Schaerbeek, under the leadership of the architect Francis Metzger, thanks to subsidies from the Brussels-Capital Region.
Maison Autrique would have remained closed to the public had it not been for Codic's financial aid. It was the founding partner and sponsor for the house’s interior decor, which was conceived and designed by François Schuiten and Benoit Peeters.
Today, the house has truly come to life again and is a veritable architectural gem.
Awarded the Prix Caïus de la Fondation Prométhéa 2005.